Shinji Aoba, who was charged with killing 36 people at Kyoto Animation in July 2019, is seen on a stretcher as he is carried to a police station in May. Photo: Kyodo Shinji Aoba, who was charged with killing 36 people at Kyoto Animation in July 2019, is seen on a stretcher as he is carried to a police station in May. Photo: Kyodo
Shinji Aoba, who was charged with killing 36 people at Kyoto Animation in July 2019, is seen on a stretcher as he is carried to a police station in May. Photo: Kyodo
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Japan charges man with murder over Kyoto Animation arson attack

  • Shinji Aoba, who was severely burnt in the attack that killed 36, confessed to the arson and reportedly claimed the anime studio had stolen his work
  • He has a documented history of mental illness and his trial is likely to focus on the degree of his liability

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Shinji Aoba, who was charged with killing 36 people at Kyoto Animation in July 2019, is seen on a stretcher as he is carried to a police station in May. Photo: Kyodo Shinji Aoba, who was charged with killing 36 people at Kyoto Animation in July 2019, is seen on a stretcher as he is carried to a police station in May. Photo: Kyodo
Shinji Aoba, who was charged with killing 36 people at Kyoto Animation in July 2019, is seen on a stretcher as he is carried to a police station in May. Photo: Kyodo
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